Now, at a time when our confidence and our security is being rocked and shaken it’s important to work on our mindset, but we need to hold our nerve and plan for the future.
It’s ok to press PAUSE on your business. Please I implore you do not press pause on your planning. So pause, take a breath, find some time, take some time to find your level and plan for how you will work now consistently and plan how you will thrive once the crisis is over.
I wrote a blog 3 years ago to the day – on 3rd April 2017 You Can’t Manifest a Great Business how things have changed.
I was proud of it and everything in it. I meant it to my core and now I’ve updated it for the crisis.
Now, more than ever you need a survival plan and a plan to build and thrive once the restrictions have been lifted and consumer confidence returns.
Having a plan is a great start.
Having a plan with no action is pointless.
Taking action without a plan is foolish.
Having the best mindset is fantastic.
Having the best mindset and not taking action is pointless!
When you mix unwavering faith with extraordinary effort you will become unstoppable!
This is why your #mindset matters “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.” Muhammad Ali. However it’s not mindset alone it’s a combination supported by action taking
So work on your thinking, do the subconcious work, work on you and your confidence and get to work.
A great business takes hard work, dedication, consistent action and a whole lot of courage. So get your grit on and go to work on yourself and your business!
I started my business career in the 1980’s – I loved it. I was brought up on a diet on hard work and respect. No one ever suggested we go to work on ourselves, the simple equation was work harder. The people I knew with their own businesses worked such long hours, they smoked, they drank – wow look how far we have all come!
BUT you can’t flippin manifest yourself a great business. It takes work!
To all my fabulous colleagues out there who talk passionately about manifesting – I challenge you! You can’t manifest a great business! In business there are no shortcuts. If you want to achieve something in your life/business, you have to work your butt off to get it. No ifs and buts. No excuses. Just good old-fashioned hard work.
By all means use manifesting to help, to heighten your focus, to be clear about your intention, to help you unblock and unlock the negative self talk.
In order to manifest what you want in your life you need to FEEL GOOD in the first place. Like attracts like. It doesn’t really matter how, but the key is to enter the good vibration without an ulterior motive. When you don’t have something and you really want it, you’re so focused on wanting it, that the focus is also on the complete lack of having it, which of course feels horrible. When you say ‘I’m going to start feeling good because I want that house’… the feeling is false because you don’t have the house so you get pulled back. ‘I want that car so I’m going to start feeling good’… ‘oh but I don’t have the car!’ Disappointment starts and you’re pulled right back again.
To feel good you’ve got to be in it without wanting. So at this super tough time do the stuff that makes your heart sing… if coaching makes your heart sing go do that, if dancing makes your heart sing, go do that, if helping others makes your heart sing, go do that! Just make sure you stay in the heightened sense of happiness.
When you’re in that high vibe, you’re happy, you’re grateful, you’re feeling good and you’re authentically ‘acting as if’ and then the house, the car will be with you BUT you’ll also have so much more.
As we all know happiness does not lie in the material things, it lies within this very moment. That doesn’t mean you should not ‘want’ these other things, go ahead… just don’t make it your primary motive. Make feeling good right now your primary motivation and watch as all the things you ever wanted flow into your world. Let go of the outcome and focus on feeling amazing!
Due to Covid-19 reasons, for the time being your clients will understand why you are pressing pause on growth. So take the time, do the work, plan for success and get your grit on.